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Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge

Psychological and Behavioural Sciences

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Psychological and Behavioural Sciences (PBS) at Cambridge gives students the opportunity to study cognitive, social, developmental and biological psychology within the broader context of the behavioural sciences.  It is an exciting course, which allows students to build firm foundations in the core areas of psychology, before specialising in a particular area of interest. PBS Students all follow a core training in Psychology, but also have the opportunity to compliment this by choosing from a selection of related papers, including some offered by other Departments. More details about the course can be found on the University website

Psychological and Behavioural Sciences at Murray Edwards College

We aim to admit three or four students a year for PBS, so you will be part of a cohort of around 10 undergraduate students in the College at any one time. Each year we have a subject-specific dinner for undergraduates, postgraduates and Fellows to help foster the mixing of all College members involved in Psychology. Students can also engage beyond their PBS topics through College societies, such as the student-run Franklin Society which organises events for those interested in science, including talks from invited speakers. 

Typical offer
A Level: A*AA with A* in Mathematics or Biology if offered, or A* in an essay subject
IB: 42, 776 with 7 in IB Higher Level Mathematics or IB Higher Level Biology if offered, or 7 in IB Higher Level essay subject

Required subjects
No specific subjects are required.

Admissions Assessment
Murray Edwards PBS applicants are required to take a written assessment at interview, if interviewed.

Written work
Murray Edwards PBS applicants are asked to submit written work to the College.

Academic and teaching staff